Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, Number Ten, the Queen and I, Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years, the Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, Adrian Mole: the Wilderness Years, the True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13, Rebuilding Coventry, Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major. Excerpt: Published in 2004 by Penguin Books, Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction is Sue Townsend's sixth full Adrian Mole novel (as opposed to and the Small Amphibians and the Guardian serial). It is set in 2002/3 and Adrian is 33 years of age. The life of the protagonist is covered for one year, with a short epilogue that jumps to a time one year later (to 2004). The title of the book refers to the weapons of mass destruction that were used as justification for the Iraq War. This is a recurring theme throughout the book, and bears true to the series' penchant for satire of contemporary social and political issues. In an uncanny prediction of future events, Adrian Mole suffers from debt and credit problems that were not particularly common in 2002/3 but would later characterise the end-of-decade credit crunch. The story also deals with an issue that has affected Sue Townsend directly; she was registered blind in 2001, as a result of long-term diabetes. Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction was typed by Townsend's husband from dictation. The novel is a bestseller due to the series' dedicated fan base, and has met with critical acclaim. Critics have praised the novel for its combination of sitcom-style humour with an underlying element of tragedy and pathos. Some consider it less comical and darker than the previous installment, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years. Critics claim that Mole's immature and ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1495784
|Title:||Novels by Sue Townsend (Study Guide) : Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, Number Ten, the Queen and I||Publisher:||Books LLC|
|Author:||Llc Books, Llc Books|
|No. of Pages:||36|
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